Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A Man may make a Remark


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A Man may make a Remark—
In itself—a quiet thing
That may furnish the Fuse unto a Spark
In dormant nature—lain—

Let us deport—with skill—
Let us discourse—with care—
Powder exists in Charcoal—
Before it exists in Fire.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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